Reading and writing the scientific voyage: FitzRoy, Darwin and John Clunies Ross

  title={Reading and writing the scientific voyage: FitzRoy, Darwin and John Clunies Ross},
  author={Katharine Anderson},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={369 - 394}
  • K. Anderson
  • Published 13 August 2018
  • Medicine, History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract An unpublished satirical work, written c.1848–1854, provides fresh insight into the most famous scientific voyage of the nineteenth century. John Clunies Ross, settler of Cocos-Keeling – which HMS Beagle visited in April 1836 – felt that Robert FitzRoy and Charles Darwin had ‘depreciated’ the atoll on which he and his family had settled a decade earlier. Producing a mock ‘supplement’ to a new edition of FitzRoy's Narrative, Ross criticized their science and their casual appropriation… 
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